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A Visit To The Dentist (descriptive essay – unforgettable / memorable / scary incidents


It was the festive season. Mum had baked some delicious cookies. Jam tarts were always my
favourite and I (1) ______________ myself. Moreover, the refrigerator was well-stocked
with chocolates and ice-cream so I helped myself to all the goodies. That night, I woke up
with an (2) _____________ toothache. No amount of aspirin could stop the pain.

When morning arrived, I had to do (3)_______________ make an appointment with
the dentist. My dental appointment was at 2 p.m. that afternoon, which was just another four
hours away. The thought was enough to kill my interest in everything else. I had (4)_______
__________ . I arrived at the dental clinic an hour before the appointment. After registering, I
walked(5)___________________ towards a chair. I did not even bother to look at the other
patients. Picking up a few magazines, I tried to read, but I could not concentrate. All I was
aware of was the terrible pain. The sight of patients coming out from the treatment room,
with large pieces of gauze 纱布 sticking out from their mouths, only seemed to worsen my
pain. One of my New Year resolutions was made while I was (6)______________ in my seat.
I vowed never to taste another jam tart or take a chunky bite of chocolate in future.

When my name was finally called, I (7) ________________ into the treatment room.
I heard the dentist greeting me, but I could not bring myself to respond to his greeting. The
sight of the drilling equipment and the hypodermic syringes 皮下注射器 only increased my
(8)_____________________. When the dentist summoned me to take my seat and asked me
to open my mouth, I felt my heart pounding very fast. I was sure that I was going to get a
heart attack. The dentist probed 探测 the offending tooth with various (9)_______________.
He informed me that it was best to extract 拔出 the tooth. I nodded and closed my eyes and
tried to think of other thing. the next minute or so was one of the most terrifying moments of
my life. I grabbed the dentist's hands more than once. At first he was quite
(10)_____________and eyed me suspiciously. Then he warned me that I would have my
hands tied if I were to repeat my antics. I did not think that he was joking !

Soon the pain (11)___________to a soothing sensation 舒缓的感觉 When the dentist
told me that it was all over, I could hardly believe my ears. After paying for the extraction, I
walked out of the clinic confidently and headed for the nearest bus stop. I swore that this
would be the first and the last time I stepped into a dental clinic.

the inevitable 不可避免的 unenthusiastically 毫无热情 feelings of nausea 恶心的感觉

excruciating 痛苦 had indulged 放纵了 instruments 工具

fidgeting 坐立不安 staggered 摇摆 taken aback 吃了一惊

gave way 变化 butterflies in my stomach 七上八下